Development of a Concept Wheelchair for the Elderly

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Title: Development of a Concept Wheelchair for the Elderly
Author: Cope, Clinton D.
Abstract: This thesis describes the research, design, and development of a mid-drive wheelchair for use by the elders living independently, in assisted living facilities, and in nursing homes created by a design team at Georgia Tech's Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA). This wheelchair stands to significantly improve the mobility of elders through better drive wheel placement and design features that could stand to improve their quality of life.
Type: Thesis
Date: 2006-04-12
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Wheelchair
Assistive technology
Spinal cord injury
Department: Industrial Design
Advisor: Committee Chair: Randy Bernard; Committee Member: David Ringholz; Committee Member: James Mueller
Degree: M.S.

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